Make a complete list of wedding photos
If there is one occasion that everyone wants to celebrate with wedding photos, it is
their wedding. It is an occasion that every one wants a degree of professionalism, and many people want to ensure
Before the wedding has starts, you should have in writing how many
wedding photos need taking, and be aware of the cost of processing, and the cost of
the albums. Ask for an estimate of how long the session will take and what the wedding
photography hourly rate is.
Pay special attention to specific wedding photography requests of your families. For
example, you may have a long lost cousin coming, and you particularly want separatewedding
photos of them. It is important you can talk with each family well before the ceremony and establish
exactly what they require. Remember that a lot of guests also recording the ceremony, or aspects of
it, so to avoid unnecessary competition, get as many of the wedding photographs done
before the ceremony as you can. Be aware that some venues restrict the places that you can photograph from, so make
sure that you are fully aware of this before the ceremony. It is important that you pick the correct vantage point
before the ceremony.
Before the ceremony make a complete list of all the wedding photos that will be required.
Here is a fairly standard suggested list for your wedding photography.
PRE-CEREMONY: Bride with her mother. Bride with her father. Bride with both parents. Groom with
both parents. Bride with her immediate family. Bride with grandparents. Groom with grandparents, Bride with maid of
honor. Groom with best man. Bride with flower girls, etc. Groom with ushers. The flowers Any other special
requirements you may have.
JUST PRIOR TO CEREMONY: Groom's mother entering church with usher. Bride's mother entering
church with usher. Groom's father entering the church. Bride with father, about to walk down the aisle. Any other
WEDDING CEREMONY: Bride's and groom's attendants as they walk down aisle. Bride with father
walking down the aisle. Bride with father approaching groom at altar. photos of wedding party at the altar. Shots
(if permitted) of bride and groom at altar. Bride and groom kissing. Bride and groom leaving altar. Any other
POST-CEREMONY: Bride alone at altar. Bride and groom at altar. Bride and groom with bride's
family. Bride and groom with groom's family. Bride and groom with minister, priest, rabbi, etc. Bride and groom
with wedding party. Bride and groom kissing. A photograph of the bride and groom's hands, entwined with the wedding
ring. Bride's attendants (all) alone. Ushers alone. Any other special requests.
RECEPTION: Entry of wedding party. Different wedding photo shots of
guests (table to table). Different wedding photo shots of guests not at tables. Bride and groom dancing . Parents
of bride and groom dancing. The wedding cake. Bride and groom cutting the cake. Bride feeding groom. Groom feeding
bride. Best man's toast. Bride and groom kissing. Bride tossing the bouquet. Groom removing bride's garter. Groom
tossing the garter. The band. The servers. The "getaway" car, especially if decorated. Bride and groom driving away
in car .Any other special wedding photo requests.
Not every wedding is the same and want every type of
wedding photograph. However, it will be a good idea to write down a list of
what you require from the wedding photographer. Also you must remember that it is a
sentimental day for many people, and there will be opportunities for unusual photographs.
The wedding photographer should keep a watchful eye out for the child guests. At some
point the possibility of an unusual wedding photo is going to present itself. Weddings
are all fairly standard, but most people like to add a reminder of poignancy or humour. It's not a bad idea to
invite the wedding photographer to the wedding rehearsal, as he or she can meet the
guests, and be more comfortable with them on the big day.
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